The second NFL game on Thanksgiving Day will feature two teams that start the day at 3-7. It’ll also feature a winner moving atop the NFC East.
That’s right, whoever wins between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team will hold the NFC East lead at least into the weekend, as all four teams in that division enter Week 12 with three wins apiece. It’s by far the NFL’s worst division, but the fighting for the top spot at least adds intrigue to a Thanksgiving game that otherwise may have been worth avoiding in favor of turkey and pie.
The Cowboys will be playing in their 53rd Thanksgiving game, but they’ll be doing it without franchise quarterback Dak Prescott, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. Andy Dalton will quarterback Dallas against Washington’s Alex Smith, who has successfully returned from a gruesome broken leg injury in 2018.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Cowboys vs. Washington game on Thanksgiving, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Thanksgiving Day NFL schedule.
What channel is Cowboys vs. Washington on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
The Thanksgiving Day late afternoon game will get Fox’s No. 1 crew. That means Joe Buck will do the play-by-play duties with former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman alongside him as the color commentator. Fox has gone with dual sideline reporters this season, having both Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink work with Buck and Aikman.
If you’re unsure which of your local channels is Fox, specific channel number information for your locality can be found here.
In Canada, viewers can watch Cowboys vs. Washington on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.
Cowboys vs. Washington start time
- Date: Thursday, Nov. 26
- Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET
Cowboys vs. Washington is the second of two games on Thanksgiving. It’ll come after the conclusion of Lions vs. Texans to open the day. Steelers vs. Ravens, orginally scheduled as the nightcap, has been postponed to Sunday.
The 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff will only be a five-minute difference from Fox’s usual 4:25 p.m. ET kickoffs for its “America’s Game of the Week” broadcasts that come in the late-afternoon window on Sundays.